Archive for November, 2008

‘Big Love’ at Sweet Briar Dec. 5 and 6

‘Big Love’ at Sweet Briar Dec. 5 and 6

| November 25, 2008

In October, Sweet Briar senior Mary Susan Sinclair-Kuenning enchanted audiences as Jo March, headstrong heroine of the College’s fall musical, “Little Women.” Next month, Sinclair-Kuenning — the second half of which is pronounced “Kenning” — will direct “Big Love” for her senior directorial project. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. [...]

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Builder, Architect to Discuss New Fitness Center’s Construction

| November 21, 2008

A presentation on the construction and engineering of Sweet Briar’s new Fitness and Athletics Center will be held at noon, Tuesday, Dec. 2 in Guion Room 127C. Bob Brown, president of C.L. Lewis & Co. General Contractors, and Hal Craddock, president of Craddock Cunningham Architectural Partners, will discuss topics such as the construction choices of [...]

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Students Raise Awareness for United Way through Miniature Golf Tournament

Students Raise Awareness for United Way through Miniature Golf Tournament

| November 20, 2008

Sweet Briar’s Fundamentals of Business Management Lab hosted a We Putt United Miniature Golf Tournament on Nov. 13 to raise awareness for the United Way of Central Virginia. Sweet Briar faculty and staff were invited to participate by playing in teams or individually or by designing a hole for the course. The course included buildings [...]

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Longtime Field Hockey Coach Jennifer Crispen Dies

| November 17, 2008

It is with much sadness that we report the passing of our beloved friend and colleague Jennifer Crispen. She died Friday, Nov. 14, 2008 at Lynchburg General Hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Cripen was an associate professor in physical education and coach at Sweet Briar for more than 30 years. She [...]

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SBC Helping Area Special Ed Students ‘Transition to Work’

| November 17, 2008

This fall, Sweet Briar College joined forces with the Amherst County school system on Transition to Work, a new program aimed at helping young adults with special needs move into the work force after high school. Five Amherst County special education students – 18- to 19-year-old, post-secondary students who are still eligible for educational services [...]

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Jennifer Leigh Crispen: December 19th, 1945 to November 14th, 2008

| November 17, 2008

Jennifer Leigh Crispen, 62, of Sweet Briar, died Friday, November 14 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Clarksville, Tennessee, she is survived by her mother, Jean Livingston Crispen of Bolton, MA; brother Reese Crispen and his wife Marie of Tyner, NC; brother Cullen Crispen of Billerica, MA; and sister Whitney Hagins [...]

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Tickets on Sale for Habitat Bluegrass Concert Jan. 3

| November 14, 2008

“Bluegrass: Hammers Swinging to the Beat,” the annual Amherst County Habitat for Humanity Bluegrass Festival fundraiser, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3 at Sweet Briar’s Murchison Lane Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now. The event is cosponsored by the Sweet Briar chaplain’s office and the College’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Performers [...]

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SBC Researchers Investigate Impact of Deer on Native Flora

SBC Researchers Investigate Impact of Deer on Native Flora

| November 13, 2008

Thanks to the keen observations of biology professors past, there is a suspicion among Sweet Briar’s current science faculty that grazing by too many white-tailed deer is diminishing the diversity of the native flora on campus. Ernest P. “Buck” Edwards, who retired from Sweet Briar as Duberg Professor of Ecology in 1990, and his late [...]

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Sweet Briar Receives Gifts Totaling $4.4 Million

| November 13, 2008

Sweet Briar recently received bequests from the estates of two former students totaling more than $4.4 million. Alice Laubach, a 1935 graduate, specified that her gift of more than $3.1 million be used to support the College’s sciences faculty. She was a business and technical librarian at the American Enka Co. in Asheville, N.C. She [...]

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SWVHJA Annual Show Good Outing for Sweet Briar Riders

SWVHJA Annual Show Good Outing for Sweet Briar Riders

| November 13, 2008

About 20 Sweet Briar riders competed in the Southwest Virginia Hunter Jumper Association’s Annual Horse Show and Medal Finals Nov. 7 through 9 at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington. Over the course of the weekend the Vixens accumulated an impressive array of trophies and ribbons, including champion or reserve champion titles in several divisions. [...]

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